Projects 2017 /

A Cultural Strategy for the London Borough of Sutton, UK

Client: Sutton Borough Council

Integral to the development of this strategy was the identification of opportunities for Sutton as an outer London borough undergoing demographic change in an age of austerity and with Brexit looming. Yet also at a time when the Mayor of London is prioritising culture and the creative industries and emphasising the need for local partnership and investment."

A Creative Economy and Cultural Plan for Evora and Alentejo, Portugal

Client: City of Evora and Alentejo Regional Development Agency

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy worked with Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovacao to develop a creative economy strategy and cultural plan for this distinctive part of Portugal. TFCC’s focus was on providing international best practice case studies of smaller cities and rural areas which have successfully developed a culture-led approach to economic and social development.

London Legacy Development Corporation Combined Economy Study, London, UK

Client: London Legacy Development Corporation

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy worked with Regeneris to undertake a new Combined Economy Study for the east London districts of Stratford, Hackney Wick, Fish Island and the wider Olympic Park. This included a focus on the creative industries and nightime economy.

Partner, investor, champion: a review of the role of Arts Council England in creative placemaking

Client: Arts Council England

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy and Catherine Bunting explored The Arts Council's role in placemaking via strategic cultural investment in towns, cities and rural areas across England.

EU Creative Journalist Training Programme, Yerevan, Armenia

Client: GIZ, Germany

Design and delivery of a training programme on creative journalism in Armenia - to support Armenia's growing creative and digital sector, through ensuring that it is better understood by investors, government and the wider economy. The programme was part of the Support to SME development in Armenia (SMEDA) project co-funded by the European Union and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by GIZ-led Private Sector Development in South Caucasus Programme. SMEDA is part of the EU4Business and EU4Innovation initiatives of the European Union.

Workshop Programme: Creative Economy and Cultural Planning - The Smaller City Perspective, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Client: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Tom Fleming led an online workshop programme for the University of British Columbia that combined wider analysis and commentary on agendas for creative city-making with case studies and perspectives from smaller cities.

Creative Economy expert advisory services to Department of Trade and Industry, The Philippines

Client: Department of Trade and Industry, The Philippines

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy delivered a range of strategic advisory and services towards the country’s new creative economy masterplan. This involved technical assistance to a cultural and creative mapping framework, facilitation of industry workshops and advocacy work with Government officials, as well as sustaining an ongoing partnership role with The British Council.

A Cultural Quarter for Waterford, Ireland

Client: Waterford City and County Council

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy worked with Karan Thompson Consulting to develop a vision and plan for a new cultural quarter in Waterford. TFCC’s role was focused on providing international best practice examples and a critical friend role to support Karan Thompson's detailed mapping and engagement work.

Creative and Digital Industries Study and Sector Growth Strategy for Lewisham, UK

Client: London Borough of Lewisham

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy worked with Regeneris Consulting and We Made That to undertake a study on the position, scope and potential of the creative and digital sectors in the London Borough of Lewisham.

An Action plan for Culture Creativity and Tourism, West Midlands Combined Authority, UK.

Client: West Midlands Combined Authority

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy shaped an action plan for culture, creative industries and tourism which emphasised the role they can all play in supporting infrastructure development, economic growth and improvement in quality of life in the West Midlands region as a combined authority proposition.

International Benchmarking of Museums and Exhibition Centres, Museum of Art of Lima, Peru.

Client: Client: Museum of Art of Lima

This strategic project for the Museum of Art of Lima helped explore and provide guidance on international best practice in the galleries and museums sector, with a focus on new business models which are digitally enabled and effective in generating commercial revenue. It is part of a wider strategic exercise commissioned by the Ministry of Production.

Vision narrative and benefits analysis for a new library, museum, archives and art gallery, Doncaster, UK.

Client: Doncaster Metropolitan Borough

A Vision Narrative and Benefits Analysis for a major new build library, museum, archives and art gallery in the South Yorkshire market town.

The Regional Opportunities and Challenges for Plus Tate, UK.

Client: Tate

A major piece of research to help further the aims of the 35 Plus Tate members by mapping the regional context, challenges and opportunities faced by art galleries at a time when core public funding for the arts at a local level continues to be squeezed.

The role of Exeter University in the regional creative economy, UK.

Client: University of Exeter

TFCC developed a study which helped Exeter University identify best ways of enabling a balanced relationship with the regional, national and global creative economy by setting out clear opportunities and challenges to the University and its Innovation, Impact and Business Directorate.

A Creative Economy Baseline and Development Programme for The Philippines.

Client: National Commission for Culture and Arts (NCCA), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and British Council Philippines

TFCC provided expert support to a new Creative Economy Baseline and Development Programme for The Philippines. The work guided partners to coordinate a review of existing research, facilitate new primary research, and help shape strategic priorities for sector development.

Evaluation of Criw Celf, Wales.

Client: Arts Council of Wales

Run in partnership with schools and galleries, Criw Celf provides young people who have demonstrated a particular talent or potential in the visual and applied arts the opportunity to develop their artistic skills by working alongside professional artists in a variety of gallery and site-specific settings outside the curriculum.

Creative Economy Blueprint for Kuala Lumpur and Klang Valley, Malaysia

Client: My Performing Arts Agency (MYPAA) and Government of Malaysia

This landmark study of the creative economy of the largest city and conurbation in Malaysia involved detailed mapping to establish a creative industries baseline; extensive sector consultation to explore the opportunities and barriers to growth; and an advocacy programme to build policy commitment. Led by Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy, this was developed in partnership with My Performing Arts Agency with the support of Frost & Sullivan. It builds on the initial situation analysis undertaken by Tom Fleming in late 2015, supported by Think City and the British Council.

Expert Coach to the European Union Programme Culture for Cities and Regions

Client: Eurocities

Culture for Cities and Regions is a major collaborative research and development programme to explore the role of culture in city and regional development across Europe. Led by Eurocities and funded by the Creative Europe programme, the programme involves the development of best practice case studies, knowledge exchange and professional development in culture-led cities and regions. Tom Fleming is one of four specially commissioned expert coaches. In 2017 this involved a coaching role in cultural policy and the creative industries for the cities of Angers (France), Loule (Portugal) and Oulu (Finland).

Assessment of Arts and Creative Industries Potential in Ghana, Senegal and Sierra Leone

Client: British Council

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy was commissioned by The British Council to explore the potential of the arts and creative industries in three West African countries: Ghana, Senegal and Sierra Leone. Consisting of desk-based research, a survey and an interview and workshop programme in each country, the project explored the profile and dynamics of the arts and creative industries, pointing to strategic opportunities for the British Council as it expands its operations across West Africa.

Mapping of Key UK Creative Industries Businesses & Organisations for the Canadian High Commission

Client: Canadian High Commission

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy developed a directory of key UK creative industries businesses and organisations for the High Commission of Canada. This provided a knowledge resource for the Trade Commissioners to identify UK creative contacts for Canadian businesses looking to pursue trade and collaboration opportunities in the UK.

Creative Industries Expert Mission to Armenia

Cient: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, GIZ

TFCC Senior Consultant Andrew Erskine, alongside Sound Diplomacy and local experts from Deem Communications, led a week-long series of workshops and interviews targeted at four key creative sectors in Yerevan: Design, Film, Software and Games, and Advertising. The mission was financed by the EU through their programme: ‘Private Sector Development for the Southern Caucus: Support for SME Development in Armenia’.

Internationalisation and Export Study of the Estonian Creative Industries

Client:Government of Estonia

TFCC, working with Civitta, the leading economic and social development consultancy of the Baltic region, was commissioned by the Government of Estonia to analyse the internationalisation and export activities of Estonian creators and creative companies, with the aim to assess the international reputation, breakthrough potential and collaboration possibilities of the Estonian Creative Industries.

Creative Industries Strategy for Glossop, UK

Client: High Peak Borough Council

High Peak Borough Council appointed TFCC to produce a Creative Industries Strategy for Glossop, with the objective to understand and provide strategic guidelines on how the cultural and creative capital of Glossop can be better harnessed to benefit the social and economic life of the former mill town in Derbyshire.

Evaluation of Hull 2017 UK City of Culture

Client: Hull City Council

TFCC is part of the team selected to undertake the evaluation of Hull 2017, the UK's 2nd Capital of Culture. Hull is a city undergoing culture-led transformation, with 2017 providing the opportunity to showcase the city's distinctive cultural offer, develop talent and grow audiences. TFCC is working with the evaluation lead - Regeneris - to measure a set of qualitative and quantitative outcomes which have been defined by the University of Hull and the Hull 2017 Culture Company. The final evaluation report will play an important role in understanding the role and value of cultural investment in city-making.